The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham
Everything tasted delicious. The service was excellent and the timing between ordering and food arriving was ideal. The server checked on us the right amount, thanks for a lovely time!
Cool vibe and the food was good. Varied menu. Service was tough. I get that places are having trouble hiring people and I am taking that into account. I would rather wait to get a table than be seated and ignored.
Loved our waitress Jennifer. Not rushed and we were SLOW to order. Nice atmosphere.
All of staff really great. Location very good.
Great food. Didn’t get after us to leave. Very good dining experience.
It was a constant battle against flies! We spent way too much time in swatting
Good experience. Didn’t have to wait long for the table or the food.
Food was excellent. Great service as well. Would def go back.
My friend and I sat outside so we could see the sunset. It was a hot night, but the umbrella made our location comfortable. However, a street crew started jack-hammering the street, then a concrete saw got started. It wasn't the fault of Local, but it made the meal less pleasant. The manager even went to speak with the crew, but no luck. We had the roasted brussel sprouts for an app. They were a bit too firm for my liking, but my friend thought they were great. We both ordered the fish tacos. There were 2 in the order. The fish was fried VERY crispy. We both liked the prep, but if you like batter fried fish, you may not. The Spanish rice was moist and flavorful. Our server was lovely!
A bit to dark inside….hard to see
Baked Haddock & the ribs are outstanding! Try the fried hips and fried pickles
I had a change of plans and ended up eating alone--staff was positively wonderful to me. I ordered a well-done burger, so it took a bit to get to me because of the cooking time, but there was no delay besides that. I got a fruity cocktail in a cute cup and enjoyed a pleasant solo meal with great service.
This is a hidden gem in Waltham on 3rd Avenue. We ate inside because it was quite hot, but there is a nice porch for outdoor dining. While the menu isn't extensive, it does offer something for everyone. I had the Asian salad with chicken, and it was very good with honey mustard dressing. But $17 was expensive for a simple salad. Other items were comparably priced.
Pleasant, but average. Felt a bit rushed by the constant check ins and repeated asks to clear the table.
We lingered over a shared lunch. Never felt pressed to move on.
Everything was great. Food, service , and atmosphere.
Will definitely return.
Just passing through for the night and found this local spot that was very nice. The salmon was excellent. The pizza was just OK
Although there were not many people, the kitchen somehow got backed up (or so we were told) - so our food - which we ordered with out drinks - took over 30 minutes to come out.
The music was way too loud in the bar area. I asked if they could turn it down and was told no. The waitress said the Manager would not do it. He said he wanted to make the bar area upbeat.
I will not be going back to this restaurant because of that issue. Whatever happened to listening to your customers!
Menu, Service, Food and atmosphere all above similar chains. Looking forward to bringing others for next visit.
Menu on Open Table was not the same as at the restaurant.
Waiter said menu offerings changed a couple of months ago!
First time here. Dined outside on patio. Great food/service. Only issue was parking is limited (not enough). And we were there on a Wed and still had a hard time finding parking. Thur-Sat must be impossible to park. Medical facility next door had "towing" signs posted so did not dare park there.
Delicious Fish Tacos, excellent service, good value. Recommend The Local highly for lunch.
Drinks were good. Food was ok, Brussels sprouts appetizer needs work.
Excellent food but limited choices. Would definitely come again
Great experience sitting at the bar - was well taken care of by the team
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Good food and good service….will return many more times
Good selection and quality. Service was attentive to questions, getting water, etc
Our waitress was the problem. We had barely sat down when she came over to take our order. When we said we hadn't even looked at the menu she left and came back two more times in under 10 minutes. The restaurant was quite empty and I suppose she wanted to keep busy or cash out before her shift was over, but we had come for a leisurely air conditioned meal and felt very rushed. She came over several more times and interrupted our conversation. When we were almost done, she came over with the check and didn't even ask if we wanted coffee or dessert. We paid and left, but honestly, she shouldn't haven't kept coming over and rushing us so. In all we were there about an hour.
Great food. The burger was perfect! Service is professional and friendly.
Food is excellent and attentive staff
Great experience, food was outstanding as well as the service.
My husbands pepperoni pizza had the most pepperoni on it that either of us had ever seen. Impressive.
We were moving our daughter to Boston and stayed at a local hotel. The meal, service, and drinks were all excellent! It was a fantastic way to celebrate this new adventure for her.
Very enjoyable dinner with old friends. Good food at a reasonable price
I've eaten here several times before and it is always good value. I was there on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend at 6pm. The ambience is lively but not overbearing, the waitstaff and hosts are friendly and capable. My companion had the salmon and the chef accommodated her request to have broccoli instead of string beans. I had a Caesar Salad with steak tips on the side, medium rare. The salad was good, the steak tips tasty and cooked to order but a little gristly -- hence my rating of 3 (fair) for the food. I would go back, however.
The food was good and came out on time, The waiter was not the bets, made a few errors and could have been friendlier.
Great lunch with my daughter! The lobster quesadilla is awesome! As always friendly staff and great service!
First time going to the Waltham location but it's just as good as the others! 100% will go back, the outdoor area is awesome.
Fantastic service and the food was amazing as always! Would definitely recommend the local and this location is perfect!
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 701-8351.
The LOCAL Kitchen & Drinks of Waltham is rated 4.4 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.